Board of Directors
President – June Kinniburgh
June is a strong community advocate for issues related to food security. After fifteen years in the health care nutrition field, she has dedicated her time and skills to Feed the Need in Durham. June’s past contributions include Chair/Coordinator of Feed the Need in Durham’s Network & Steering Committee, secretary, vice-president and president of the board. Her post-degree certificate in food security, past contributions as a committee member to the People’s Food Policy Project, member of Food Secure Canada’s Steering Committee service on other locally based committees and current contributions as a member of the Durham Region Food Policy Council bode well for her dedication to making food a right for all.
June is a retired section designer/course lead and instructor in the Food Service Worker program at Durham College. Since 2008 she has worked in social services in the capacity as the Community Mental Health East Volunteer Program Coordinator, overseeing all aspects of the volunteer recruitment cycle in Durham, Peterborough and Cobourg. June is a Certified Teacher & Trainer of Adults, Professional Home Economist (P.H.Ec.) and a Certified Nutrition Manager (N.M.).
Vice-President – Larry Kavanagh
Larry’s background spans more than thirty years in the IT services industry. He is currently an Account Executive within Hewlett-Packard Enterprise’s (HPE) Public Sector Group, with specific responsibility for overseeing the delivery of IT services contracts for Healthcare organizations in Ontario. His responsibilities involve the management of several large IT services contracts including eHealth Ontario, Mount Sinai Hospital, Ontario Pension Board and the Ontario Medical Association. His primary role is to provide a single point of accountability to his clients for all services provided by HPE.
Larry is an avid cottager who enjoys outdoor sports, reading fiction and spending time with his family.
Treasurer – Duncan MacFadyen
Duncan is the owner of MFServices, a business consulting group that specializes in providing a full range of business services to small and medium sized companies, and has previous experience as a VP Finance/CFO and a Financial Controller. He is a CPA.CMA with a B.A. from the University of Waterloo.
Duncan is a married father of three who enjoys science fiction, history and walking the family dogs.
Secretary – William Murray
Bill is retired from 40 years in the Information Technology field, working with major automotive and financial clients, on software development / infrastructure project management and process management. He received his BMath from the University of Waterloo and an MBA from McMaster University. Bill also has his Project Management Professional (PMP) certification from the Project Management Institute (PMI) and is a founding member and a former director of the local PMI Durham Highlands Chapter.
Besides volunteering with a couple of other local non-profit organizations, Bill enjoys badminton, slo-pitch, science fiction and grand-parenting.
Past President – Mary Wells
Mary is a Registered Social Worker and for five years was Executive Director of Catholic Family Services of Durham. She took a leadership role in establishing the Durham Region Task Force on the Economic Downturn in 2009 to facilitate close cooperation among Durham social services agencies in responding to the impact of automotive industry layoffs. Mary now has a private practice in social work (Whitby Counselling Services).
Mary is committed to building partnerships and collaborations as a means of providing optimal service to those in need.
Director – Anne Marie Henry-Lyons
“The future depends on what we do in the present” – Mahatma Gandhi
Anne Marie is a passionate divorced mother of three boys and a successful local entrepreneur. She is a good neighbor State Farm Agent in Whitby since 2001. Anne Marie has been a long term resident of Whitby for over twenty years and is a member of the Whitby Chamber of Commerce. She completed her post-secondary education in Marketing Management at Centennial College/York University and is currently working towards her CFP designation.
Anne Marie is very passionate about helping others, in her professional role she helps people manage the risks of everyday life and recover from the unexpected and realize their dreams. In her personal role she is an active member of the community, and is driven in promoting respect and humanity in her community.
Director – Gail Nyberg
Gail is currently the Executive Director of the Daily Bread Food Bank in Toronto and has been in that role for over 10 years. In December 2009 she was asked to chair a provincial Social Assistance Review Advisory group made up of anti-poverty advocates who were charged with examining the Social Assistance System. The final report was submitted to government in June 2010 and it led to a complete review of the Social Assistance System in Ontario. Prior to her work in food banks, Gail was an elected school trustee for 15 years and the first chair of the newly amalgamated Toronto District School Board. Always passionate about her fight against hunger and poverty, she helped to create school breakfast programs in Toronto schools that, to this day, continue to make a positive impact on students’ education. Gail and her husband recently moved to the Durham region and she is excited to give back to her new community.
Director – Heather McMillan
Heather has served as Executive Director for the Durham Workforce Authority (DWA) for ten years. The DWA is a non-profit facilitating community labor market development. Her focus is Durham’s Local Employment Planning Council, addressing employment, training and labour market issues. Her community involvement includes: Local Diversity and Immigration Partnership Council, the Boys and Girls Club of Durham, and the Literacy Network of Durham.
Her commitment to community has been recognized, with Ontario’s Volunteer Service Award, a Business Woman of Durham Award; Heather was nominated for the 2015 Connect Woman of the year.
Director – Mary Anne Slemon
Mary Anne’s work experience includes 35 plus years in the Information Technology field within the industries of manufacturing, wireless and land line telecommunications, and media. She has a BMath from the University of Waterloo. Mary Anne is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) with the Project Management Institute (PMI) and currently teaches experienced Project Managers how to prepare for the PMP certification exam. She also volunteers with a number of other local organizations.
Director – Sharon Hudson
Sharon currently is working at Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health and Sciences, in Volunteer Services. Just prior to that she was the Volunteer Engagement Coordinator at the Canadian Cancer Society, Durham Region community office for ten years. She is also teaching an on-line course in Volunteer Management at Sir Fleming College which was picked up by OntarioLearn this past Fall.
While working at the Canadian Cancer Society, Sharon gained experience in building committees by recognizing strengths and skills of individuals with passion for the cause. She also developed the still existing internship programs for students from the University of Ontario, Durham College, George Brown College and Centennial College.
Sharon has volunteered with the Durham Region Association of Volunteer Administrators (DRAVA), where she was the President 2015-2016, Vice President 2012 – 2015 and with the Professional Association of Volunteer Resources – Ontario (PAVRO) as their Conference Chair 2010 – 2012. She currently holds her accreditation in volunteer management and is studying for her International accreditation.
Sharon taught skating for the City of Toronto Parks and Recreation program for twenty-two years and still loves to get out on the ice and do spins!
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